The second edition of the Michelin Guide to the DMV is pretty much the same as the first, save for the addition of prix fixe destinations Komi and Métier. The other dozen restaurants included in the inaugural ranking of the area’s dining landscape have remained static — which is a bit surprising given that there have been major chef shuffles (Blue Duck Tavern), expansions planned (Pineapple and Pearls, the Dabney), and a slew of impressive new arrivals over the past 12 months.
“We don’t pretend to be able to put every single restaurant that deserves it into the guide,” concedes Guide director Michael Ellis, stressing, “We’re not a phone book. We’re not encyclopedic.”
Constraints aside, he’s hopeful others will soon join in the culinary boom happening in the District. “It’s really one of the most fascinating cities in terms of what’s going on,” Ellis tells Eater.
Interested in more affordable fare? Check out the 22 restaurants receiving the budget-friendly Bib Gourmand designation.
Note: Restaurants are listed based on star count, then alphabetically.Read More